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Re: [aroid-l] Giant Amorphs - what a shame.

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Giant Amorphs - what a shame.
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter@worldonline.nl
  • Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 19:33:32 +0200
  • Importance: Normal

Some species of Amorphs have thick stalks as a stable character, others are
thin. Of the larger species e.g. decus-silvae, gigas, hewittii, annulifer
etc. have relatively thin stalks. Titanum, paeoniifolius, koratensis, scaber
are among the thick-stalked ones. It's all genetically proof, no
environmental factors involved. Having said that, I have pictures of a giant
hewittii in Sarawak with a VERY thick petiole, but then the leaf of it is 3
meter high!!!!!!

So, now that you robbed me blind of Amorphophalluses, you're going to get
rid of them again???????????? Just DON'T tell me you switch to

Lord Protector of Phalloids

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]Namens mburack@mindspring.com
> Verzonden: woensdag 11 september 2002 15:24
> Aan: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Onderwerp: [aroid-l] Giant Amorphs - what a shame.
> Since we have been discussing the giant amorphs.. I am
> curious as to why some
> of the giants seem to stay very "thin" until they are "VERY" big.
> For example, plants like paeonifolius are strong and stocky
> even when they are
> small.  My largest are huge with a base diameter of something
> crazy like 10-12
> inches.  They withstand the elements with no problem, be it
> thrashing wind,
> rain etc..
> Now my largest hewitii has finally come up (fabulous, just in
> time for the
> temps to drop).  I measured it this past weekend at 6.5 feet
> tall...it looks
> like a tree, although it is probably 3-4 inches in diameter
> at the base.  It
> is in a protected position on my patio so it has a "chance"
> of survival,
> although if I put it out with the other amorphs I am sure one
> good wind gust
> would destroy it... as did my 5 foot lambii which was
> demolished by a 10
> minute rainstorm.
> It is for this reason that I am considering scaling my Amorph
> collection down
> dramatically when all go dormant... I guess anyone interested
> should keep
> their eyes open for my announcement.
> Marc

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